Shining guest ant – Formicoxenus nitidulus

Famed for its minute size and extra shiny coat the shining guest (Formicoxenus nitidulus) is a real gem to behold, particularly when you spot one in amongst a group of larger, acid-spraying wood ants – which the former treats as its ‘hosts’.

Click here for more information.: In search of a six-legged jewel: the shining guest ant – Scottish Nature Notes – Our work – The RSPB Community